Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Friday, 22 July 2011

Aussie Flotilla/Flytilla Woman Speaks To The Press (video)

The second (middle) speaker in this video, showing "Welcome To Palestine" Flytilla participants at a press conference in Jerusalem on 18 July, is Vivienne Porzsolt, from Sydney's so-called Jews Against The Occupation.

Meanwhile, chum Sylvia Hale, using the self-same analogy "Keystone Cops," gave an interview that's reproduced on a "Welcome to Palestine" website.

Concluded the former Greens NSW parliamentarian:
"I'm delighted that we took on this challenge. From the larger perspective, we've established a precedent, so that anyone may now go to Israel and then request entry to the West Bank. I anticipate possibly thousands of people availing themselves of the opportunity and wonder just how the Israeli authorities will deal with that! I'm delighted, Vivienne and I could not have asked for a more successful outcome. We now see how unjust Israel is and it's not just a blockade on Gaza but a blockade of all Palestine."


  1. "So, one could conclude that, for the alleged 'crime' of saying 'We want to go to Palestine', we spent 36 hours in reasonably unpleasant and frustrating detention, were threatened with deportation, and have spent about $4,000 on legal fees."

    "... I anticipate possibly thousands of people availing themselves of the opportunity [request entry to Palestine] and wonder just how the Israeli authorities will deal with that! "

    I don't know how the Israeli authorities will deal with that but I'm pretty certain I know how Israeli lawyers will.

  2. A party is in the works!:

    At 4pm Sun 31 July, (following the AGM), you are invited to:
    A Community Event to welcome home Sylvia Hale and Vivienne Porzsolt Blockaded from Gaza, Barred from Bethlehem:
    Tom Foster Community Centre, 11-13 Darley St, Newtown
    (St Peters station, 422, 308, 370 buses)
    “For the alleged ‘crime’ of saying ‘We want to go to Palestine’, we spent 36 hours in unpleasant, frustrating detention in Tel Aviv, were threatened with deportation from Israel, spent about $4,000 on legal fees…”
    Sylvia Hale and Vivienne Porzsolt, recently returned from the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 and the Welcome to Palestine Flytilla, will tell us about their experiences and discuss the ways Israel frustrated their efforts to visit Palestine.

  3. Just for the record. Their 'crime' was not saying ‘We want to go to Palestine’. Israel reserves the right, as does every country I researched, of refusing entrance to potential trouble makers. The 'crime' was not immediately returning to the plane they had arrived on. They were completely aware that refusal of entry was highly probable and expected to be detained prior to deportation.

    I'm too biased against them to be a fair judge. Do they appear as ridiculous to the average Australian as they do to me?

  4. David... most Australians couldn't give a hoot about them

  5. Oh dear more useless idiots.
    No doubt they believe they are brave and fearless,
    doing what they did in the only fair and democratic country in the whole of the Middle East.

    Why not take a trip to Syria and stir up some controversy there?

  6. Excellent suggestion, SG - if only ...